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    An IDC Resource

    Format: Podcasts

    How the Pandemic and Changes to the SPP/APR Affected Arkansas’s IDEA Data

    Episode 2

    Release Date: May 26, 2022

    Guests: Jody Fields, Part B Data Manager, Arkansas Department of Education

    In this episode, we throw a spotlight on the implications of both the pandemic and the changes to the SPP/APR for FFY 2020—2025 on Arkansas’s data quality, results, and trends. Jody and Amy discuss how Arkansas mitigated the data challenges it encountered due to the pandemic and SPP/APR changes. Jody also shares the state’s strategy for successfully communicating the changes to the data and the SPP/APR indicators to districts and other stakeholders. 

    An IDC Resource

    Format: Guides and Briefs

    IDEA Data Center Part B Data System Framework

    The IDEA Data Center Part B Data System Framework is an overarching structure designed to support SEA staff responsible for working with and responding to IDEA Part B requirements related to the collection, analysis, use, and reporting of high-quality special education data. The framework contains broad concepts and principles that states can tailor to reflect their individual needs and approaches. 

     

    An IDC Resource

    Format: Applications and Spreadsheets

    IDEA Data Quality: Outlier Analyses Tools

    IDC designed these two technical assistance products to be used by state personnel responsible for IDEA 618 and/or 616 data. The products include a step-by-step guide on completing an outlier analysis, with a brief introduction on the principles of outlier analyses, and a tool state staff can use to conduct outlier analyses with their local data. IDEA Part B state staff working with LEAs also can use both products to analyze their local data.

    An IDC Resource

    Format: Applications and Spreadsheets

    IDEA Part B Confidentiality Checklist

    The IDEA Part B Confidentiality Checklist can aid state and local agencies in identifying actions, policies, and procedures needed to meet confidentiality provisions outlined in the IDEA Part B, 20 U.S.C. §1400.

    An IDC Resource

    Format: Applications and Spreadsheets

    IDEA Part B Data Manager Competencies

    The IDEA Part B Data Manager Competencies tool outlines foundational knowledge and skills necessary for typical data manager roles and responsibilities. The competencies reflect principles for effective management, support, and use of high-quality IDEA Part B data and fall under one of three overarching categories: content knowledge and skills, technical knowledge and skills, and interpersonal skills. 

    An IDC Resource

    Format: Guides and Briefs

    IDEA Part B Discipline Data Collection Questions and Answers

    The purpose of this document is to assist states with the collection of data on children with disabilities served under IDEA who were subject to disciplinary removal. States can use this document to supplement the instructions provided in the EDFacts file specifications for the EDFacts files that are used to report IDEA disciplinary removal data (C005, C006, C007, C088, C143, and C144).

    An IDC Resource

    Format: Quick Reference

    IDEA Part B Federal Reporting Years Reference

    This reference illustrates the differences among school year (SY), federal fiscal year (FFY), and calendar year (CY)—that is, types of years—as they relate to data that states collect and report to meet their Part B IDEA federal reporting requirements. States can use this handy reference for preparing and submitting their State Performance Plans/Annual Performance Reports (SPPs/APRs). To report on the 17 different SPP/APR indicators, states use data reflecting different types of years, with unique dates associated with the years.